Years ago, I could never have imagined myself not being online on a regular basis. And the definition of “regular basis” for me really meant blogging, interacting with friends, reading, etc. When Facebook came around and blogging (at least the reading of blogs) took a hit, I understood but at least kept up my own writing. With Twitter, nothing really changed. Slowly, though, I did find myself staying away for longer periods of time and yet although I was still online, I was more in an observer mode.
I’d read Twitter feeds, or some Facebook feeds and outside of sharing photos on FB, I had no time for anything else. Every couple of weeks I’d log into my blog and read what others were up to, but, again, not being able to put any thoughts down. I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten until I went looking through my blog this week, looking for posts on the asthma-trauma we’ve had to deal with as a family. As I had become an Asthma Ambassador for the Asthma Society of Canada, I was asked to share some stories and I knew I’d find them here. I had to go back two years to find something! What? How could that be, I asked myself?
Sure enough, the true realization that all those pretty little conversations I’ve had in my head for the last couple of years have only BEEN in my head. Wow. Sure, I’ve lived through periods in my life when I felt I had no time to keep up and managed to tweak some form of anything on a semi-regular basis. At one point, I even tried blocking time on a daily basis just so I could take a moment and “escape” the daily routine. Eventually, it cleared up and things went back to normal. But this drought? Not acceptable to me. So many magical moments gone unrecorded – even if in private. I have to fix this, and I shall. No more waiting for tomorrow, no more waiting for a specific point in time “when things will happen”. Yes, yes, Yoda, I know. Do or Do Not. Sometimes, it’s still a lesson to be (re) learned 🙂
Now, let me post this so I can start to draft out some future posts as well. After all, I’ve got some catching up to do!